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Today we know more about how children learn and grow than ever before. We now have data to confirm our hunch that "Music is vital to life." Read what experts in their fields think about the benefits of Music and Movement:

Poll, November 14, 2007 Reuters, Ltd. 

A 2007 poll found that 88% of all post-graduate students in college and 83% of all people earning $150,000 or more had extensive music training.

Linda C. Edwards, Music and Movement, The way of life for the Young Child.

Music is our universal language and the language of our imaginations. Movement is the rhythmic language of the 5-year-old using her body to re-create the graceful movements of a swimming dolphin. Music is the lullaby of a father singing to his infant while communicating tenderness and love. The language of movement is revealed through the dancers who choose not to be restrained by convention as they represent their understanding of space, time and form in ways that are personally satisfying and pleasing. Music is the language of children adding original lyrics and new melodies to a familiar song.

Judi Bosco Board Certified Music Therapist

"Music brings people together. Through music, children take an inner experience and move it into a shared creative experience. Group music-making releases energy which can be channeled in creative, productive directions. Children learn about themselves and others by playing music together and by listening to each other - tapping into hidden courage that can be played out by singing together or discovering the inner resources to listen quietly to another child's playing."

Dee Joy Coulter, Ed.D. Neuroscience Educator

"Resiliency - to bounce back after a disturbing event - is not something we are born with; it must be learned and sometimes that takes many years. There is no vehicle more joyful and playful for providing such training than early childhood music and movement."

Susan Hallam Institute of Education University of London

"Speech and music have a number of shared processing systems. Musical experiences which enhance processing can therefore impact on the perception of language which in turn impacts on learning to read." Noted author and neuroscience educator Jane Healy speaks about children whose parents have chosen more "academic" pursuits for their children:

Jane M. Healy Your Child's Growing Mind

"Studies show that 4-, 5-, and 6-year-olds in heavily "academic" classes tend to become less creative and more anxious - without gaining significant advantages over their peers." And, if everything else were not convincing enough...